The court process. Te tukanga whakawa.

Once charges are laid, a few things need to happen before the trial starts. That can take time. Here's an overview of the process; below.

[The process] was a million times harder than I thought it would be. But I don’t regret it. If I had to do it again, I would.
Anonymous victim-survivor

 

1

The defendant appears in court

2

Pre-trial hearings

3

The trial

4

A verdict is reached

5

Sentencing

Download an overview of the whole process

The Court Process Diagram Download The Court Process Diagram PDF (129 KB).
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